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Spotlight

CFPB responds to COVID-19

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced a number of changes to help consumers and regulated businesses amid the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. It suspended several data collection requirements, tweaked its examination structure and joined other federal regulators in urging financial institutions to work with impacted customers.

News

CSBS, CFPB issue mortgage relief guidance

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Conference of State Bank Supervisors have issued a guide describing borrowers’ rights to mortgage payment forbearance and foreclosure protection under federal law.

CFPB issues final remittance rule

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has issued a final rule covering remittances transfers which raises the reporting threshold for those institutions making relatively few annual remittances.

CFPB clarifies rules to increase mortgage access

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has issued clarifications to make it easier for consumers with urgent financial needs to obtain access to mortgage credit more quickly in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.